I remember that pic.
It was in a time when it was really nearly impossible to post 2 posts in five mins. But now it's getting ridiculous in another part of mtf.
Sure, it's annoying for us all but my guess is that such things will always happen again becauses it's an enormous job to keep such a website running without almost any fix revenues. I don't believe all people realize how big it really is as you don't get any far with such offers from hosting companies you sometimes find in magazines where you get webspace with 10GB traffic/month for 19.99€ or so
Such a site needs much more, especially more CPUs, CPU power and RAM because almost every page request sent to users is dynamic, and these can be many per minute if you only calculate every user/guest is updating a page once per minute. And the amount of request sent to a server of this site is quite a lot, also consider live score threads which are refreshed many many times. Not to mention server-based scripts, the search function, etc.
All that said, it is of course still annoying for us, and as I said already, I also think that premium uses would not deserve to view ads; and I hope that the "remove advertisements" link will work properly. But don't be too mad if you can't post twice in five minutes for some days or if the server has a complete brainfart for some days, it's really a lot behind it.